A Message from Archdeacon Gary Brown

A Message from Archdeacon Gary Brown

Subject: March 24 Rally

I am not generally a believer in the effectiveness of rallies, marches, etc., but I have had enough of kids being shot without any kind of response from our increasingly ineffective government at all levels. I am not an advocate for eliminating guns, but we need to do something as a nation and we need to do it soon. 

Therefore I am joining the march on the Capitol in Sacramento which is being set up by youth who would like their school experience to be one of safety, as it was when I was growing up, rather than wondering when and where the next school shooter will show up - and it will happen, as the power of copycat crimes is borne out by the increasing number of those shootings in our lifetime. For me, this is not an attempt to support any one of the multitude of solutions proposed by both sides of the debate, it is a message to our elected officials to DO SOMETHING! Thanks for your prayers, legislators, but we have been praying that this situation will get resolved ourselves and now are praying that you will, hard as it may be, become the hands of the one to whom you are praying; it is time to do what we hired you to do - difficult as it is for both sides of this debate, drop your position long enough to try something and if that doesn't work try something else. 

Anyway, I am letting you know about this rally on March 24 at the State Capitol so you can join me IF you would like to do so. Personally I don't think I could ever forgive myself if a young person from my own family were killed in a shooting and I had to say that I did nothing to try and prevent it. Here is the site for details:

March For Our Lives Sacramento

Peace and love,

The Ven. Gary N. Brown, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California

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